Running Lab Videos

Running Lab: Training Your Running Cadence

Modifying your running technique can be an effective prevention and treatment tool. Recent research has focused on reducing impact forces at the knee through altering running biomechanics. Increasing step rate by 5% reduces the mechanical energy at the knee by an astounding 20%. In theory, increasing cadence shortens the stride. Biomechanically, a shorter stride leads to a foot strike closer to your center of mass thus reducing the impact forces at the knee.

Running Lab: Gluteal/Hip Strength

Studies on female runners demonstrated that asymmetric hip abductor (a gluteal muscle) strength can lead to iliotibial band syndrome. Hip strength is a vital part of injury prevention. Clinically, hip abductor weakness is observed in women who primarily cross one leg over the other in sitting or “hike” a hip while supporting an infant on their pelvis. The single leg squat, single leg dead lift and side-lying hip abductor strengthening exercises are very effective in addressing gluteal weakness.

Running Lab: Running Plyometrics

Running Lab: Core Training with Real Time Ultrasound